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Research Methods in Psychology - 2nd Canadian Edition

Author: Rajiv S. Jhangiani, I-Chant A. Chiang
Subject: Psychology
Source: Open Textbook Library
Publisher: BCcampus
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The present adaptation constitutes the second Canadian edition and was co-authored by Rajiv S. Jhangiani (Kwantlen Polytechnic University) and I-Chant A. Chiang (Quest University Canada) and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Revisions include the following: Chapter 1: Added a description of the “Many Labs Replication Project/” added a reference to the Neurobonkers website/ and embedded videos about open access publishing/ driver distraction/ two types of empirical studies/ and the use of evidence to evaluate the world around us.Chapter 2: Updated the exemplar study in the chapter overview/ added relevant examples and descriptions of contemporary studies/ provided a link to an interactive visualization for correlations/ added a description of double-blind peer review/ added a figure to illustrate a spurious correlation/ and embedded videos about how to develop a good research topic/ searching the PsycINFO database/ using Google Scholar/ and how to read an academic paper.Chapter 3: Added in LaCour ethical violation. Revised chapter headings and order to reflect TCPS-2 moral principles.Chapter 4: Added in difference between laws and effects and theoretical framework.Chapter 5: Added fuller descriptions of the levels of measurement/ added a table to summarize the levels of measurement/ added a fuller description of the MMPI/ removed the discussion of the IAT/ and added descriptions of concurrent/ predictive/ and convergent validity.Chapter 6: Added in construct validity/ statistical validity/ mundane realism/ psychological realism/ Latin Square Design. Updated references.Chapter 7: Added in mixed-design studies and fuller discussion of qualitative-quantitative debate.Chapter 8: Added an exercise to sketch the 8 possible results of a 2 x 2 factorial experiment.Chapter 9: Added information about Canadian Election Studies/ more references/ specific guidelines about order and open-ended questions/ and rating scale. Updated online survey creation sites.Chapter 11: Updated examples and links to online resources.Chapter 13: Added discussion of p-curve and BASP announcement about banning p-values. Added a section that introduces the “replicability crisis” in psychology/ along with discussions of questionable research practices/ best practices in research design and data management/ and the emergence of open science practices and Transparency and Openness Promotion guidelines. Glossary of key terms: Added. In addition/ throughout the textbook/ we revised the language to be more precise and to improve flow/ added links to other chapters/ added images/ updated hyperlinks/ corrected spelling and formatting errors/ and changed references to reflect the contemporary Canadian context.

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